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Saturday, January 7, 2017, 3:17pm

Raiders Inactives

QB Derek Carr
S Nate Allen
CB Antonio Hamilton
LT Donald Penn
OL Vadal Alexander
DE Jihad Ward
DE Branden Jackson

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 3:16pm

Texans Inactives

QB Tom Savage
CB Denzel Rice
ILB John Simon
ILB Max Bullough
G Josh Walker
WR Wendall Williams
DE Ufomba Kamalu

HC Pete Carroll wants to get RB Thomas Rawls 20 carries this week

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:29am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll has made it clear that Thomas Rawls will be the primary back.

"He’s been ready for about four or five weeks, and we can really see that he can turn it around and count on his legs and count on his quicks and all that kind of stuff," Carroll said. "We haven’t gotten him the ball as consistently as we would like, and any runner needs to get the football to start to get a feel for it.

"I hope, like I said last week -- I want him to get the ball 20 times this week. We’ll see what happens, we’ll see how the game goes. He’s been great about it, he’s been on point. He’s been tremendous in rehab through the process. Just to make it back physically is one, but mentally he made it back as well. We’re really proud of him."

Fantasy Impact:

Rawls has totaled 56 yards on 37 carries (1.5 YPC) in the last three weeks, so in this case, a large workload is no guarantee of better production.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. Matt McGloin (left shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Connor Cook will get the start in a bad matchup with the Texans.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Texans QB Tom Savage (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. Brock Osweiler will get the start.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee, out) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is out for Week 18. Tannehill’s return to practice is encouraging, but it doesn’t look like he’s going to play this week. Matt Moore will get the start. He has targeted Kenny Stills on 23% of his pass attempts since taking over for Tannehill in Week 14.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Miller had a couple of weeks off to get healthy, so he should be nearing 100 percent for a nice matchup with the Raiders (#23 in RB aFPA).

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Texans RB Jay Prosch (ankle, knee) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. Marcel Reece and Alex Collins will likely divvy up the passing-down role behind starter Thomas Rawls.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Packers RB Aaron Ripkowski (hamstring) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Packers RB James Starks (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. Starks remains out, so Ty Montgomery will continue to see most of the touches for the Packers. He has drawn 60% of the carries and 75% of the catches among the Packer running backs in the last four games.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. When both he and LeVeon Bell are healthy, Williams typically sees 10% of the touches, so it’s a slight downgrade for Bell.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Steelers WR Sammie Coates (hamstring) took full practice reps all week. Coates looks like a go, but he’s been marginalized over the last several weeks.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Cobb may play but he’s not much of a fantasy option at this point. He has averaged just 32 yards receiving (and 0.28 TD) in his last seven games. Geronimo Allison has eight catches for 157 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets over the last two games. These two may split the team’s WR3 snaps on Sunday.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Cooper should be fine to face the Texans, but it’s a tough matchup and he’s cleared 60 yards just once in the last eight games. He posted 4-57-1 on five targets in his Week 11 meeting with the Texans. The matchup, along with Connor Cook at QB, makes Cooper a dicey start this week.

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